Homeschooling and Homemaking should go hand in hand, right? You are home with your kids *most* of the day, which obviously leads to plenty of time for homemaking. It should be easy to manage math lessons and laundry, getting supper on the table, and having a cheery home. If you are in a stellar homeschooling and homemaking routine, this might not be the post for you! Homeschooling and … [Read more...] about Homeschooling and Homemaking with Kids
Planning your homeschool days ought to be a highlight of your homeschool journey. This is the time that you are able to decide what you want your children to learn. Planning your homeschool days isn’t just about the normal school subjects, it is character training, it is life-skills. It really is about shaping the whole person in front of you. Preparing your child for their life away from … [Read more...] about Planning Your Homeschool Days – 31 Days
Deciding what goes in your homeschool portfolio is going to be incredibly subjective. It will be determined by the laws in your state as to what is needed. I will be sharing what we include, but you may want to skip some things and add others in. The homeschool portfolio purpose is to show progress for your student during the school year. However, it also is part keepsake for that … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What to Include
When you have kids, you know that you want to bring them up in your faith. In order to do that it is important to incorporate a kids devotional time into your day. Creating that kids devotional time can be a challenge in the early years, but I have some ideas that should help you! I have had a morning time practice for many years, and it has always included time for me to read my Bible as … [Read more...] about How to Help your kids Create a Devotional Time
As a homeschooler you most likely have an array of options in order to evaluate your child’s progress each year. Creating a homeschool portfolio is a popular option for many states. Before you start creating your homeschool portfolio, make sure you check with your state's requirements. In Maine we have the option of preparing a homeschool portfolio in order to show progress of our students … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What is the Purpose?
When we first started homeschooling, I knew that I did not want to follow the “school-at-home” model. The school-at-home model is essentially what you would think of when you think of public school – kids sitting at their desks with a teacher at the front teaching them. I’m not saying this model is wrong, I’m not even saying setting up cute little old fashioned school desks is wrong … [Read more...] about How to get out of the Public School Mindset